His capabilities as a soldier have been generally recognized by competent authorities.
A French tribunal alone is competent to settle disputes where one of the parties is not a native.
A competent, methodical assassin, she didn't make the mistake of trying to collect from someone not on the list.
Speeding on our highways— Mr. Dean knows about that first-hand—my competent deputy arrested him for doing just that a few days ago.
As to judgment debts, it is sufficient to say that, when by the judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction an order is made that a sum of money be paid by one of two parties to another, such a debt is not only enforceable by process of court, but it can be sued upon as if it were an ordinary debt.